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Blame the Machines
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song by Duran Duran
Released December 21, 2010 (download)
March 21/22, 2011 (CD version)
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop
Length 4:10 minutes
Label Tape Modern / S-Curve Records
Written by Duran Duran
Dominic Brown
Producer(s) Mark Ronson
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"Blame the Machines" is a Duran Duran song, released on the All You Need Is Now album (iTunes download) on December 21, 2010 and on March 21/22, 2011 (CD version).

About the songEdit

The song is based on a news story from Germany about a man who followed his satellite navigation device and ended up driving the wrong way on the autobahn. The song is a commentary on how reliant the world has become on technology, always assuming that the machines will be right.

The style of music has a hint of early band material and includes British newscaster Nina Hossain singing the sat-nav vocals.

Band commentsEdit

Simon:
This started off sounding like a Black Sabbath song but then got tempered by the keyboards – which is always what gives us our particular blend.
John:
The title came from one of Nick’s and my silly games, the idea being, “What would we call our offshoot electro ensemble?” The answer was “Blame The Machines”, which Mark loved. The lyric idea followed on from that, basing it on a story in the Herald Tribune about a German driver who was killed when his GPS sent him the wrong way up a freeway off-ramp.

Music videoEdit

Directed by Sebastian Mihailescu, this is a story about destiny, a story about control that stars Radu Saghin and Sebastian Mihailescu. The music video was chosen via Genero TV Contest.

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

With:

LyricsEdit

I'm driving up the autobahn 

Losing my way as the night gets long

The headlights shining in my face

Scream out the danger of this place



And now there's no way home

This love affair is ended

I should have known

When I bought into the dream

So like your solid soul 

To leave me lost and stranded

I blame myself

And I blame the machines



I'm flying blind

I'm speeding through

I hate to think

I've been fooled by you

An interactive nightmare show

Which never ends

It just goes on and on and on



And now there's no way home

This love affair is ended

I should have known

When I bought into the dream

So like your solid soul 

To leave me lost and stranded

I blame myself

And I blame the machines



and now turn left

I have control

You are not 

Required

To think

At all

Everything we hear (goes on and on)

Everything we see 

Everything we love (goes on and on)

Everything we feel 

Everything we want (goes on and on and on and on)

Everything we do (and on)

Everywhere we go (and on)

Everything we know (and on)



And now there's no way home

This love affair is ended

I should have known

When I bought into the dream

So like your solid soul 

To leave me lost and stranded

I blame myself

And I blame the machines

I blame the machines

Blame the machines

I blame the machines

Blame the machines

I blame the machines

Blame the machines

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